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Carpe Diem

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  1. I guess what you're trying to say is that Evernote does have the ability to implement this (as do many other services), they just *choose* to ignore it despite the countless requests people have made as far back as year 1 (2008/2009).. People are smart and they're aware of the limitations that come with encryption.. they can manage to remember/handle their important passwords for their sensitive stuff, thank you.. Saying that there are better services out there that are able to do this doesn't really abdicate Evernote from trying a little harder to compete.. It's supposed to be an extension of our brains, our entire lives can sit in Evernote.. It has the capacity to be an "integral part of our life".. but apparently not, because according to the response above, they wants us to split our note-taking use cases with their competitors. Don't get me wrong, I love Evernote (or at least used to love it until the horrible freezing performance issues that came with their latest Windows client upgrade, but that's another thread).. I realize you probably won't change your mind about this feature's value to countless people, and it is not my intention to change another user's mind.. We want Evernote's actual employees to pay more attention. How many times does this need to be requested? So what if a user chooses to have some of the notes not be indexed/OCRed and only allow search on the local machine? Big deal! Nobody wants to put their notes in two different programs.. that's the whole point of having Evernote.. all of your important bits in one place.. one search function.. accessible from every conceivable platform.. That's the selling point, not super-imposed mandatory OCR. Give the users more options!
  2. By the same logic, anyone can argue that the in-text encryption that your client offers is not all that necessary.. Nobody should be able to look at the user's notes but herself, leave security of the computer to the user, she shouldn't need to encrypt any part of any note.. I really don't understand why you can offer the feature on the in-text level and not be able to do it with notes and notebooks.. I might not be the most tech-savvy person, and there might be more to it technically, but logically this the same function but on a higher level. The argument against it didn't make much sense since it already exists Since the client opens up access to the database (fit anyone not familiar with direct database manipulation), it is the responsibility of the client to control that access as well. The user can't control the design of the program. You do! The tablet app already offers pin lock even though you can argue that we should leave the protection of the iPad's data to the owner. He should lock the iPad before leaving it. Why then add a PIN to the app. It's the same concept. It's called multiple levels of protection. Defense in depth, if you will. And let's say that I do take my best measures to keep my computer safe. Who's to guarantee that other ball of wax that you speak of? What if I want that entire notebook to stay encrypted even on the server itself? Still unconvinced.
  3. I agree with MLeitch1, how many people should complain before you start responding? Such a shame! I'm very hesitant about recommending Evernote to any Windows user at the moment.. I very rarely have the ability to use it on the local client and when I really have to access something or write an important piece of information in it, I open the web interface most of the time.. I really miss the old version that showed much better performance and responsiveness.. I had a lot of excitement initially with the new look of the upgraded interface, but losing speed and access for the sake of looks definitely wasn't worth it.
  4. Upon searching the forum, this feature request has been made over and over for YEARS and by countless other people. I really find it strange that the Evernote team can ignore it for so long! They're normally very keen on making the product of higher value to the highest number of people. Is this because of a technicality? I seriously doubt that it is technically impossible.
  5. Can we please please please have the ability to password-protect an entire notebook on the local windows client so that anyone who gains access to the program on the computer (other than the owner) isn't able to access private sensitive information? How difficult can this feature be? I know there's the ability to encrypt certain parts of a particular note, but it's much easier to have a "Daily Journal" kind of notebook where the most intimate thoughts are expressed without having to encrypt every single one of them after writing.. It's such a hassle. Automatic encryption at the point of creation for any new note within that notebook would really be a great handy feature, and one that I'd think isn't really all that complicated to implement. Do you think you could do that? The program is always open and accessible on my laptop, I want to feel a higher sense of security than that offered by requiring me to always lock my windows user. What if I once forgot the user open and my teenage daughter started reading some of these entries that she's not supposed to? Please help.
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